Mkhitaryan on Arsenal trip in Europa League: 'We’re not just playing to participate'
- Henrikh states it was easier to play vs Vorskla in the second half as they had to attack and open spaces behind
- He says he has friends at the Ukrainian club as he played in the local league several years ago
- Micky insists Arsenal will try to win the contest
On the team’s performance as the Gunners defeated Vorskla 4-2
"It was an important victory and it was a bit tough in the first half but thankfully we scored before we went to the dressing room at the end. In the second half it was easier because they started to play football, started to have the ball and started to attack, so we had more spaces in behind their defensive lines. We could have created more chances."
On facing some familiar faces
"I have some friends [in their team], but I forget about it during the game. But now we can sit with together and talk with each other."
👏🏾4th consecutive victory— Emery's new era 👏🏾 (@tomgunner14) September 20, 2018
👏🏾Özil coolly sidefoot-volleys it into the back of the net
👏🏾Two assists for Mkhitaryan, one for Iwobi, one for Lichtenstein pic.twitter.com/TwSgG7rJHd
On Emery’s pedigree in the Europa League
"He’s won this competition three times and it’s very important for us, for Arsenal, because we’re playing in this competition to win. We’re not just playing to participate. It’s very important because if you win then you can get a spot for the Champions League, so we’re trying to win every game and we will see where we get."
On our fluidity in attack
"I think everyone enjoys the way we’re playing now. It’s not still the best, but we will keep working and game after game we will show better than that."